The victim was forced into the man’s trunk and driven to “multiple unknown locations” before arriving at Gas Land on Bessemer Road at approximately 11:40 p.m., Sgt. Bryan Shelton told NBC News.
The video surveillance at the gas station captures the kidnapped woman tumbling out of the trunk of a Nissan Altima and running towards the gas station for help as the driver speed away.
The 25-year-old victim was abducted from outside her apartment in Avondale after telling the kidnapper who approached her with a gun during an attempted robbery that she wasn’t carrying any cash, according to Sgt. Bryan Shelton.
The assailant took the woman’s credit cards and attempted to withdraw cash at an ATM machine at the gas station.
As the suspect got in his car and drove away, Mr. AlSabah told NBC News that he saw the trunk pop up and the woman run out.
She then ran inside and called 911 and Mr. AlSabah locked the door behind him, NBC News reported.
Police in Birmingham, Alabama, are still searching for a suspect as he remained on the loose early Thursday but the car was later found abandoned.